“We learn to dwell with God by learning the practices of hospitality, listening, forgiveness, and reconciliation - the daily tasks of life with other people. Stability in Christ is always stability in community.”
- Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove
A LIFE TOGETHER - DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL (DTS)
LEARNING TO BECOME THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
SEPTEMBER 24th, 2018 - MARCH 1ST, 2019
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
“For in Jesus all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through Him God has reconciled all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of His cross.” - Colossians 1: 19&20 (ESV)
In the wake of war and mass migration, racial tensions and ever widening economic inequality, we often feel that our sense of hope has all but dried up. There are days when we feel that the world has simply lost it’s imagination; and when we look in the mirror, we recognize that same tension within ourselves. This prevailing sense of isolation and insecurity, and a deep ache for honesty, belonging and community. Yet, as we face this ache within us, we are learning to be stubborn and choosing to take our cues from the Good News over and above the nightly news. For in our bones we believe that another world is not only possible, but that she is already here…and on a quiet day we can hear her breathing.
Do you share our groaning for deeper community?
Our passion to see communities of conflict reconciled?
Our yearning for peace and the presence of justice to take root in nations?
Our longing for The Way of Jesus to be the very fragrance of our lives?
Our desire to know the love of God?
Our hope for the world?
The A Life Together DTS is a six month intensive YWAM Discipleship Training School focused on reconciliation, community and discipleship in the Way of Jesus. Throughout DTS participants will be invited into a lifestyle of merciful-missions and equipped to walk as ambassadors of reconciliation (2nd Corinthians 5:20) in the nations and in their communities. At it’s heart, A Life Together is a gathering space where fellow recovering sinners can wander together to widen their imaginations of what is actually possible in this world.
We believe, whole heartedly, in a movement of loving God, one another, and the world well. We believe in learning to live justly, honestly and more beautifully so that the Kingdom of Jesus can reach into and reconcile the most divisive, most violent and most segregated spaces in our lives and the communities around us.
THREE MONTH LECTURE PHASE (SEP 24th - DEC 7TH)
The first three months of DTS will take place at YWAM, Muizenberg on the Souther Peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa. Sharing life together in community, staff and students alike will submerge themselves into an intentional season of shared learning via lectures, regular rhythms of prayer and worship, spiritual direction, manual labor and active service to the community around us. With the Mother City as our backdrop we will engage in a live/learn pursuit of a life shaped by the mercy of God. Our prayer is that this lecture phase will birth a love for Jesus, a lifestyle of active reconciliation and a vision for life-long learning, in all who participate.
Lecture topics include: The Father/Mother Heart of God, Worldview, Reconciliation & Peacemaking, Missions, The Kingdom of God & more.
THREE MONTH OUTREACH PHASE (DEC 7TH - FEB 15TH)
/// MIDDLE EAST FOCUS
Continuing in a posture of learning and a vision of "the Beloved Community", our final three months of DTS will consist of splitting into smaller focused outreach teams and heading for the Middle East. Carrying the two handed gospel which seeks to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of people, we will continue our communal discipleship journey while serving communities of conflict throughout a region of the world which carries wounds and fractures and yet incredible resilience in the face of violence. The hope for these outreaches is to be students of the people, places and the stories we come into contact with while discovering and sharing the heart of Jesus and supporting various ministries and Kingdom movements along the way.
DEBRIEF BACK IN SOUTH AFRICA (FEB 18TH - MAR 1ST)
Join us for A Life Together DTS if you desire to share your life for six months and have a passion for discovering Christ within yourself, within a community of active discipleship, and within a world aching for hope.
MEET THE SCHOOL LEADERS
MAX & CAMBRIA MELCHERT ///
Max and Cambria Melchert, originally from the States, have made Cape Town home since 2013. Working with YWAM Muizenberg and giving leadership to A Life Together, their vision is to train and release young leaders into their God-given passions and into deeper relationship with Christ.
Max and Cambria are parents to Andrew, 1 year, and have another joining the family in September!
STEVE SCHALLERT ///
Steve is an international speaker, activist, musician and avid follower of the Jesus Way. Having traveled to over 60 countries and witnessing along the way the best and worst that humanity is capable of, Steve’s driving passion is to champion and equip the body of Christ for active peacemaking & works of justice through building compassion for the poor and provoking imagination.
Since 2008 Steve, his wife Diane and their four kids (Margot 6, Vera 5, Desmond 3, Fable 2) have been in the pursuit of a life shaped by the mercy of God. Together they work with YWAM promoting works of justice, active peacemaking and compassion for the poor within the global YWAM network, while living in Cape Town, South Africa and help give leadership to A Life Together.
SISANDA BALENI ///
Sisanda is a bold leader from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa who started to follow each faithful step in the call for missions on her life when she joined the first “A Life Together” school in 2014. She is a follower and learner of all things Jesus. She prophetically lives her life as an activist, as a woman in missions from Africa - and brings such joy, vision and a depth of wisdom to our leadership team.
2018 TUITION & FEES
YWAM Muizenberg has a category system which aims to enable all students, regardless of social or economic background, to attend our training programs. The fees below are according to category. You can find out more about our fees, which category you fall in to and financial policies HERE.
Cat A: R22,500
Cat B: R16,500
Cat C: R14,500
* There is an annual fee increase in September
Registration Fees -
Cat A: R500
Cat B: R300
Cat C: R250
In addition to the above all students should allow some money for personal items, laundry, leisure, etc. which are not covered by the school fees.
In addition, there is a cost for the “Outreach Phase” of your DTS.
This cost will vary from R25,000 – R35,000 depending on team locations and includes airfare.